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Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400 friends@fairpark.org

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    State Fair
    of Texas
    The State Fair of Texas fills Fair Park with Texas-sized fun Sept. 28 through Oct. 21. (PHOTO: Joseph Haubert)
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    Dallas Historical Society and State Fair of Texas exhibit Texas innovations, Sep. 28-Oct. 21, Hall of State
    Celebrating
    Texas Innovation
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    State Fair Showdown
    Southern University and Texas Southern University meet in the inaugural State Fair Showdown, Oct. 20, Cotton Bowl Stadium

Coming Soon

Fair Park hosts more than 1,200 activities each year. Festivals and fairs. Concerts and theatrical productions. Art exhibits, sporting events, garden activities, and so much more. Here are three events Fair Park is hosting soon that we want to make sure you know about.

Nomadic Fungi

Nomadic Fungi

We think we are being goofed on. Regardless, we're enthralled by the work of The Nomadic Fungi Institute which is "dedicated to the research and documentation of the mutated fungus." Texas Discovery Gardens, Discovery Gallery, Aug. 4 - Oct. 28.

Tignon

Tignon

Presented by Dallas-based artist Chesley Antoinette, Tignon explores 18th century women of African descent through fashion photographs and wearable sculptural turbans, Sept. 1-Oct. 31, South Dallas Cultural Center.

Children's Aquarium

Children's Aquarium

During the State Fair of Texas, Children's Aquarium at Fair Park will hold marine animal feedings accompanied with a talk from an aquarist. These presentations will be held daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 21.

About Fair Park

About Fair Park

Site of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, Fair Park's cultural, educational and sports facilities host more than seven million visitors annually.

State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

Since its inception in 1886, the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan by promoting agriculture and quality entertainment.

Other Annual Events

Other Annual Events

Fair Park is home to events from Fair Park Fourth and Earth Day Texas to the North Texas Irish Festival and Fair Park 5k Urban Dash.

What People Say

  • David Bush and Jim Parsons

    Authors, Fair Park Deco

    "Fair Park is one of the finest collections of Deco architecture in the country, but it is so much more: the embodiment of Texan swagger, it is a testament to the Texanic task of creating a dazzling spectacle in the darkest days of the Depression."

  • Texas State Historical Association

    The authority on Texas history since 1897

    "Fair Park houses one of the greatest concentrations of early twentieth-century Art Deco exposition buildings in the United States."

  • American Planning Association

    Great Places in America

    "For more than a century the park, two miles east of downtown Dallas, has been delighting millions of visitors. Attractions on its 277 acres include eight museums, six performance facilities, and a major sports stadium."

  • National Geographic Traveler

    "Fair Park is much more than an assemblage of buildings; it’s a district telling dozens of stories from dozens of cultures."

Our Partners

Our partners enable the Friends of Fair Park to restore the park's historic assets and reach more people. Our partners are as dedicated to preserving and promoting Fair Park as we are.

  • AT&T
  • City of Dallas
  • EarthX
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • Oncor
  • Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction
  • State Fair of Texas
  • WFAA-TV

We particularly appreciate these major sponsors and
hope you will join them in support of the Friends of Fair Park.